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Veteran Shines Light on Lasting Effects of Vietnam War in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Condemned Property?” by Dusty Earl Trimmer.

A decorated Vietnam War veteran shares his perspective on the conflict — including how it continues to affect those who served in that unpopular war — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Veterans of the Vietnam War, now in their mid-60s to early 70s, made it through that dreadful conflict but were changed forever. Some tried to push their memories away, only to be haunted by what happened in South Vietnam, while others want to speak but find few who will listen. This new book by Dusty Earl Trimmer, himself a Vietnam veteran, shares his experiences and what it’s like to live as a survivor of a very unpopular war that continues for those who served in that tropical country.

“Condemned Property?” provides a stark portrait of combat and its lingering effects on veterans, including the author. For instance, Trimmer changed jobs almost two dozen times because he couldn’t find or keep a job with few employers wanting to risk employing a “crazy” Vietnam veteran and he nearly killed himself in a high-speed sports car accident. Many of his fellow survivors came back unable to work, becoming homeless and unable to care for themselves. From descriptions of combat maneuvers to accounts of everyday nuisances – such as leeches and bathing in Agent Orange run-off and refuse-filled rivers – and the hostile welcome veterans had once they came home, Trimmer brings the war to life in vivid detail, as only someone who served there can do.

Trimmer writes that he wanted to publish the book to preserve memories of the Vietnam War veteran’s generation as those veterans are dying every day, as well as to inspire them to never give up if they are trying to get help from the Veterans Administration. In Trimmer’s continuing effort to help his fellow veterans, a portion of proceeds will be donated to disabled veterans, homeless veterans and highly rated military charities such as Army Emergency Relief, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Wounded Warrior Association.

Author Dusty Earl Trimmer, who grew up in Cleveland and Twinsburg, Ohio, served as a combat infantryman with the 25th Infantry Division from 1968-69 in the Vietnam War, often serving as point man. Those two years, more than 30,000 Americans died in battle. He worked as a marketing and sales consultant, earning sales achievement awards, and formed his own company in 1987 representing high-level multibillion-dollar trade publishing companies. Trimmer and his wife, Ginny, married in 1984. Although this is his first book, he published an article in 1991 in “Vietnam, Our Story – One on One.”

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For additional information, please visit www.condemnedpropertybook.com.

Condemned Property?

Dusty Earl Trimmer

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2290-1             484 pages              $25 US – Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2533-9              484 pages              $29 US – Hard Cover

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Former Air Force Pilot Brings Laos Missions to Life; Richard Diller Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Firefly: A Skyraider’s Story About America’s Secret War Over Laos” by Richard Diller.

Not much is known about the Skyraiders who served in the conflict in Southeast Asia. In this new memoir, a former air force pilot shares his experiences of flying hundreds of night missions over Laos. Laos became involved in the war through internal battles and by providing a vital route structure, known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, for supplies intended for the North Vietnamese Army in South Vietnam. A-1 Skyraider pilots—like the author—flew propeller-driven airplanes which could stay over a target or survivor for an extended time, carry a wide variety of ordnance and absorb a lot of hits. The brave pilots faced guns and mountains in northern Laos and ground fire in southern Laos.

In Firefly: A Skyraider’s Story About America’s Secret War Over Laos, Richard Diller describes missions and how they affected him in exacting detail, drawing on flight logs and audiotapes he sent to his parents, sometimes recorded minutes after returning from a mission. The book also shares details of life on the base—Diller spent a year based at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, about 300 miles northeast of Bangkok—and the feelings combat pilots deal with every day. This comprehensive insider’s look at an air force pilot’s life ranges from the frustration of endless testing to near-misses during training runs to heart-pounding night missions featuring impossible-to-find targets. Photos put faces to names, and readers will feel like they’re right in the cockpit with Diller as he flies mission after mission.

Author Richard Diller received an officer’s commission in the U.S. Air Force through ROTC at the University of Oklahoma. He went through pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, and flew more than 200 missions over Laos. Diller flew for 29 years for Delta Air Lines, serving as a line check airman and captain representative to the Air Line Pilots Association for Chicago-based Delta pilots. Diller, who grew up in Princeton, Illinois, is married and has three children and five grandchildren.

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For additional information, please visitwww.fireflythebook.com.

 

Firefly: A Skyraider’s Story About America’s Secret War Over Laos

Richard Diller

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1969-7                        312 pages                        $20 US

 

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

 


About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Vietnam Veteran Tells Tales of Tet Offensive in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Wolfhounds: My Combat Tour in Vietnam 11/67-11/68” by Peter Hague.

The author, a Vietnam Veteran, presents stories about his experiences during the Tet Offensive, colorful language included, in this new biographical book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

It’s not easy being the new guy on the job – especially if the job is serving in the military during wartime. In his new book, Peter Hague recounts life serving with the Army’s A Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry (Wolfounds), 25th Infantry Division between Nov. 21, 1967, to Nov. 20, 1968. It chronicles the experiences he had as a combat infantryman during the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive in 1968. The biography is the first of a series of books Hague plans to write about his experiences serving with the “Wolfhounds.”

 “Wolfhounds: My Combat Tour in Vietnam 11/67-11/68” draws readers in from the very start. From the first in-country welcome party for new recruits to descriptions of what it meant to be point man (usually, an attack by the greatly feared and vicious red ants) and devastating attacks close to his location, Hague serves up a dish of reality. Infantrymen learn how to appreciate small privileges – like hot food and coffee right in the middle of a firefight, devoted buddies and an unexpected chance to ride bicycles. He even describes assisting in delivering a baby. The author’s colorful language – his attempt to stay true to the dialogue men used on the front lines  – and his no-holds-barred descriptions of the acts of war bring it to life in ways textbooks can’t capture.

Author Peter Hague was born and raised in northern California. He attended a semester of junior college before dropping out and was drafted. Hague and his wife, Lisa, have been married almost 30 years. They have two sons.

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For additional information, please visit www.peterhaguebooks.com.

Wolfhounds: My Combat Tour in Vietnam 11/67-11/68

Peter Hague

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1845-4                        180 pages                        $12.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.